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Should I just quit sports?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Dec 12, 2012. 8 Replies

I play intramural basketball at my college. It is not at all competitive, D-I or II, but I do have fun playing and would consider myself decent in relation to the rest of the school. Normally when I…Continue

Dealing with Unexplained Highs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Jul 4, 2012. 8 Replies

This is my first post here and felt the need to vent a little. I've had diabetes for almost 10 years. I've been on the pump for over one year and it's been really helpful, I honestly cannot remember…Continue


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sebabella replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Can you take insulin out of a pod?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I normally do, especially if it's days worth of insulin. It's not usually recommended but I justify it by keeping the insulin as a last resort source. If you're that needful of all the insulin you have, it'd be best to ask your…"
Apr 2, 2013
sebabella replied to Dianne's discussion 'New Type 1 (LADA)'
"It's also important to consider the type of carbs. Avoid heavy carb foods with lots of fat as they are more difficult to gauge their effect on your blood sugar, at least to begin with (i.e giant plate of pasta or pizza). As you get more and…"
Mar 1, 2013
sebabella replied to Rob's discussion 'Working with diabetes'
"Here's a great link regarding the rights for a diabetic or otherwise 'disabled' person, however one would define that."
Dec 26, 2012
sebabella replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"I would suggest testing at 2 hours as oppose to 1 hour for a more accurate measure of how your blood sugar is reacting to food. Better yet if you're so inclined one day, test every hour after you eat and track over time how much your blood…"
Dec 17, 2012
acidrock23 replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"I read somewhere that that's close to Jay Cutler's target for his BG although, given the amount of time he spends on his back, I suspect he's probably got some adrenaline going on too! I am not a huge fan of running my BG up there but…"
Dec 12, 2012
sebabella replied to Samantha Schendzielos's discussion 'Yogurt and Blood Sugar. . .'
"The plain Chobani is a particular favorite for me and it is very low carb. It is also good to add another food for flavor. I personally have it with Cheerios mixed in for breakfast."
Dec 12, 2012
sebabella replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"Thank you for the suggestions. I'm certainly not going to complete take off my basal next time and keep glucose tabs just in case. I play again tomorrow with renewed confidence. My goal is 140-180 before the game and keep basal on, maybe a -15%…"
Dec 12, 2012
sebabella replied to lizard's discussion 'How Does This Happen???'
"And as others have said, nobody is perfect and we'll all eat something we really shouldn't every once in a while. My suggestion is not to go to one extreme or the other. As in do not think you need to eat healthy every single meal and…"
Dec 12, 2012
sebabella replied to Negg's discussion 'Feeling all alone after a D episode'
"Yes it is difficult. And as isolating as it may seem, it is important to recognize that in fact you're not alone. This site is a great example of this. What has helped me very much when it seems like my blood sugars are all over is to not…"
Dec 12, 2012
sebabella replied to Sara_Louise's discussion 'suport group topics'
"I would say it is very important to hear what other members suggest. A good support group ought to encourage a dialogue and having everyone feel included in what is being discussed would all but guarantee this."
Dec 12, 2012
elizabeth.redman178 replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"Stick with it!!! I played softball in high school and just left my pump on like I normally would...didn't take any extra carbs before either...I think the adrenaline makes my blood sugar go up so I would test between every two innings and make…"
Dec 10, 2012
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Dec 10, 2012
Don replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"Acidrock may have identified the missing factor for you (adrenaline). I have experienced unbelievable spikes when taking finals where I can feel the adrenaline flowing. Basketball is naturally competitive vs. say going for a run and your perceived…"
Dec 10, 2012
gene replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"Diabetes does definitely does define us in many ways. A problem we're faced with is feeling that quitting something is failure, it's just a change. There are countless things that I miss, but I avoid because I feel happier knowing I'm…"
Dec 10, 2012
FHS replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"I did track and field, JC level, two years of D1, a year on the Euro circui, and Master's level these days. Diabetes is not a reason to give up on competitive athetics. There are too many of us competing successfully at all levels, from weekend…"
Dec 9, 2012
acidrock23 replied to sebabella's discussion 'Should I just quit sports?'
"Hang in there, you can do it! I had a lot of problems working out (an intensive, boot camp Tae Kwon Do program a few years ago) and decided to get a pump to get through it. Since then, I succesfully completed that and got my black belt and was very…"
Dec 9, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Be helpful to other diabetics with problems I'm familiar with
Date diagnosed
September 19, 1991
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omni Pod

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At 12:57pm on July 4, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi sebabella, lookes like you are new here, this is a great site for info and support! how long have you been on the omnipod. my son has been using it for a year and a half we have had issues with highs after pod changes which we give a good extra bolus for that helps alot 1.5-5 units dependending on bs, lately he seems to be creeping up on day three as well, so many variables, he is 14 so some of his highs are d/t keeping up with his growth. i hope things get better, you are not alone!! amy

At 1:19pm on June 12, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:58am on June 12, 2012, Robyn said…

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